About the Marina | Cruising Grounds | Around the Base | Provisioning | Things to Do | Water Toys & Sports

Whether this is your fifth trip or the first of many, we want you to feel at home when you're at a Moorings base.

About the Marina

American Yacht Harbour – At Red Hook
6100 Red Hook Quarters #2
St Thomas, USVI 00802
Web: www.igymarinas.com/marinas/american-yacht-harbor

Marina Facilities
Situated in St Thomas’ Red Hook area, the American Yacht Harbor marina offers first-class amenities, 24-hour security, professional staff, shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Shower and laundry facilities are available. Wi-Fi is available.

Marinas – St Thomas
American Yacht Harbor – Tel: 340-775-6454
Boater’s Haven Marina – Tel: 340-775-6144
Crown Bay Marina – Tel: 340-774-2255
Fish Hawk Marina – Tel: 340-775-9058
Independent Boatyard – Tel: 340-776-0466
Pirate’s Cove Marina – Tel: 340-774-4655
Sapphire Beach Marina – Tel: 340-775-6100
Yacht Haven Marina – Tel: 340-774-6050

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Cruising Grounds

Cruising Area Restrictions 
Your itinerary will include destinations through the US Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands. Your captain will meet with you to recommend itinerary stops based upon your holiday wishes, and create a custom itinerary that is exciting for everyone aboard.

It is strictly forbidden to sail alone, we require two persons minimum on board.

Charts & Pilot Books
All the charts and pilot books you will need for the sailing area are issued at your chart briefing.

Nighttime Sailing  
You must be moored at least one hour before sunset. Night Sailing is not allowed without permission from the base manager. The decision to allow night sailing is based on your skill level and can be requested in advance. You will need to fill out the Sailing or Power resume for the base to review but we cannot guarantee approval.

Moorings Fees & Taxes
The only local tax is an 8% surcharge added to all hotel rates.
Tourist Information Center
Charlotte Amalie Visitor’s Center
Tolbod Gade, Charlotte Amile, US Virgin Islands 00801
Tel: 1-800-372-8784

Your reservations will all be reserved by your Captain.

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Around the Base

The Moorings can assist you in arranging a hotel stay before or after your charter.
Ask your Moorings Holiday Planner about availability.
Hotels in the St Thomas area include:

  • Best Western Plus Emerald Beach Resort
  • The Ritz-Carlton
  • Island Beachcomber Hotel
  • Windward Passage Hotel
  • Bluebeards Castle
  • Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Marriot Beach Resort

Banks in St Thomas: FirstBank, 11A Curacao Gade, Charlotte Amalie. Tel: (340) 775-7777. Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday 8:30 am to 3.00 pm; Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm.  The banks are your only option if you need to exchange currency.

Currency / money exchange
In the US Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands, the local currency is the United States Dollar (USD).
US Dollars, US travelers checks, and credit cards likes Visa and MasterCard are also widely accepted.

Post Office 
Central Post Office  located on Turpentine Run Rd in Charlotte Amalie
9846 Estate Thomas, St Thomas. Tel: 340-774-1950  
Monday to Friday 7:30am-5:00pm, Saturday 7:30am – 12:00pm 

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The Moorings Provisioning
If you are taking out a bareboat charter, provisioning will not be available to order online. However, there are several grocery options close to the base including: Natural Food Grocery and Deli, Pueblo Supermarket, and The Fruit Bowl.

If you would like groceries delivered directly to your yacht you can order provisioning through a local grocery store named Moe's Fresh Market

While we don't have a formal provisioning partner, the below stores all deliver to Yacht Haven Grande Marina:
  • Pricemart
  • Cost -u-less
  • The Market
  • We are Wine
  • VIP Provisioning
  • Pueblo Supermarket
  • Moes

Crewed Charters

On a Moorings Crewed Yacht charter, all of your food and beverages (including alcohol) are included. Your gourmet Chef will prepare delicious meals, snacks and drinks that are customised for your dietary needs and preferences.

After reserving your yacht, we will provide you with a Cuisine and Beverage Preferences Form, where you can indicate the personalised selections for all guests. This assists your gourmet Chef in preparing dishes and drinks customised for everyone to enjoy. Contact your Moorings Holiday Planner for details.

If you would like any additional provisions or personal items while you are aboard your Crewed yacht, your crew will help you identify a shop in the area to suit your needs.

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Things to Do

Interesting sites

  • Visit the historic district of Charlotte Amalie;
  • Moutaintop viewing deck and shops for views of north side and Magen’s Beach
  • Visit Magen’s Beach where you can lie out and snorkel for the day
  • Book a snorkel trip or find shore spots (Secret Harbor, Coki Beach)
  • Go on a turtle swimming excursion aboard Fury, from Yacht Haven Grande.
  • Go on a fishing charter to the famous North Drop
  • Take a Sky Ride Gondola to Paradise Point and enjoy sunset drinks
  • Visit Coral World or play golf at the scenic Mahogany Run Golf Course
  • Red Hook at American Yacht Harbor has live music, lots of restaurants, and bar options
  • Shop till you drop at Yacht Haven Grande
  • Sip on Bushwacker Drink at the Fat Turtle Restaurant overlooking the beautiful marina and Charlotte Amalie Harbor or relax by the pool.

Visit our Sample Itinerary for more information on all that you can see and do on a St Thomas Crewed Yacht charter. The options are endless!

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Water Toys & Sports

For your convenience, you can add water toys to your charter prior to arrival at the base. They will be waiting on your boat upon arrival. You are able to rent these at the base; please keep in mind that we have limited availability. For more information, please view our Water Sports Options.

Fishing season
The Closed Season schedule in the Virgin Islands is as follows. During this time no person may catch, sell, offer for sale or buy.
Margate: 1 January to 31 March 
Red Hind: 1 January 1 to 31 March 
Nassau Grouper: 1 March to 31 May 
Turtles: 1 April to 30 November 
Lobster: 31 July to 31 October 
Conch: 15 August to 31 October 
Whelk: 15 August to 31 October

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For more information on what's included on your yacht, please view the full list here for Bareboat Charters or here for Crewed Charters.

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